Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles

I have never been one to do much for Valentine’s Day, but I am happy to have any reason to cook or bake something special.  Or in the case of these truffles, to mix, roll, and chill something special.  These tasty truffles are not only easy and a healthier option, but are made using a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

We all know that chocolate and peanut butter are wonderful together.  Add pretzels, and you have the ultimate salty-sweet combination.  Toss in a little flaxseed for good measure, and voila!   Delicious little Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles.  These are the perfect little treat for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, or for yourself any day simply because you are worth it!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles
 
Yields: 16 truffles
Ingredients
  • ½ cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup pretzels, crushed (this yields approx. ¼ cup once crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, melted
  • sprinkles (optional, for topping)
  • chopped peanuts (optional, for topping)
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, crushed pretzels and flaxseed until combined. Put in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour (until mixture is solid).
  2. Roll a small rounded teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture in your hands to form a ball. Place ball on small tray (or plate) lined with parchment or waxed paper. Repeat until all mixture is used. Put tray in freezer until firm, at least 1 hour (I often do this overnight).
  3. Working quickly, dip the frozen balls in melted chocolate and place back on parchment-lined tray. (Note: using 2 forks to dip and pass the balls in the chocolate works well). Top with sprinkles or chopped peanuts, if desired. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, at least 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Notes
1) When working with natural peanut butter, I recommend microwaving it in the jar (as long as the jar is glass) for about 30 seconds. All natural, easily stirred peanut butter.
2) When melting chocolate chips in the microwave, always remember less is more. Cook it on low power in 30-second intervals until chips just start to melt. Then stir to finish melting. Work quickly to dip the truffles.

Adapted from Eating Well

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Comments

  1. Mmmmmmm….these I could not resist!!!

  2. Oh, my! All my favorite stuff – chocolate, peanut butter, a little crunchy salty with my sweet – and they look adorable. I’m afraid that I wouldn’t be able to resist eating a few in between steps and then my Valentine would wonder why there was an empty tray in the freezer 🙂

  3. Peanut butter cups are Dudette’s favorite chocolate treat of all time. I’ll bet she’d go nuts over a batch of these for Valentine’s. Many thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Oh my! I don’t like pretzels in my sweets, but oooh, peanut butter truffles. Sounds fantastic!

  5. What a perfect combination of flavors! Yumm!

  6. These are just adorable and look delicious! I will definitely be trying these!

  7. How could you go wrong? these sound awesome!

  8. Oh these sound so great. Pretzels, peanut butter, chocolate. You just cannot go wrong with those ingredients.

  9. What delicious truffles – love your flavors – perfect Valentines nibble!
    mary x

  10. They look so delicious! 🙂

  11. Three perfect words to put together “Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles” … well I guess that was four words! Either way, YUMMO!

  12. I wish I had made these for Valentine’s day! My husband loves peanut butter; I pinned them so I can make them next year!

  13. Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful recipe tomorrow in my Gluten-Free Recipe RoundUp with a link back to your original post!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com